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Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017

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From science fact in "Integral Man: Music and the Movies," to science fiction in the editor's opener; from World Fiddle Day at the Aga Khan Museum to three Canadians at the Cliburn; from wanting to sashay across the 401 to Chamberfest in Montreal to exploring the Continuum of Jumblies Theatre's 20-year commitment to the Community Play (there's a pun in there somewhere!).

Summer Festival Preview

Summer Festival Preview While the summer brings with it the promise of longer days, we know that once the sun is out, it won’t be long at all before we find ourselves greeted by a wide variety of summer music opportunities once again. Each year, in our upcoming combined summer edition of The WholeNote, we publish our annual Green Pages, an overview of summer festivals across the musical map. The festivals listed below, however, were simply too eager to wait. We have included this preview of festivals beginning this month or in early June, to let you know what’s happening soon and to get you excited for all the magnificent festivals to come – featuring classical, jazz, opera, folk, world music and much more. Please enjoy this taste of summer and stay tuned for our full directory, to be published in the next issue and updated online at INDIAN RIVER FESTIVAL June 9 to September 17 Indian River, PE !! Presented by the Confederation Bridge, the Indian River Festival offers a summer-long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church set within sight of beautiful Malpeque Bay. Discover excellence in folk, blues, roots, jazz, classical, choral, Maritime, world and contemporary music by the finest artists from Prince Edward Island and across Canada, all in the world class acoustical setting of Historic St. Mary’s, Indian River. 1-866-856-3733 or 902-836-3733 LULAWORLD 2017 June 1 to 11 Toronto, ON !! Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Lula Lounge, the 2017 Lulaworld festival will bring together artists with roots in Cuba, Chile, Tibet, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal and beyond for eleven days of original collaborations and new projects that cross borders, genres and generations. !! This year’s edition of Lulaworld features more than 20 performances including two CD releases, a street mural project, lessons in Brazilian forró, Cuban salsa, and Tibetan dance, a panel on music in the media and a community street brass band performance that you can take part in. Visit and www. for full details. 416-797-4890 MONTREAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL May 26 to June 18 Montreal, QC !! The Montreal Chamber Music Festival dedicates its 22nd season to the spirit of Beethoven with “Beethoven: Passion romantique.” Founder and artistic director Denis Brott, C.M. has featured the music of Beethoven on almost all festival concerts, anchored by the performance of the complete Beethoven string quartets over six concerts by the extraordinary Dover Quartet, who have “enjoyed a Indian River Festival Indian River, PE rise to the top [that] looks practically meteoric” (Strings Magazine). Additional artists featured this season include superstar Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, a world premiere by Yoav Talmi, the Israeli Chamber Project, the Rolston String Quartet, the always-popular jazz series with Rémi Bolduc, Robi Botos and Natalie MacMaster, and much more. A total of 43 events, at all times of day, fill out the festival schedule for more concerts, more free events, and more Beethoven than ever before. 514-489-7444 MUSIC MONDAYS May 1 to August 28 Toronto, ON !! A lunchtime concert series at the Church of the Holy Trinity – welcome to our 26th season! Music Mondays has served as a launching pad for emerging talent since its inception in 1992. Our concerts take place in the warm acoustics of Holy Trinity Church, just steps away from the Eaton Centre. Our goal is to provide the highest possible musical experience to a pay-what-you-can downtown Toronto audience. Please join us for this, our 25th anniversary season. Bring your lunch – and a friend – every onday at 12:15pm from May through the end of August. 416-598-4521 x223 TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE SUMMER FESTIVAL May 30 to June 11 Toronto, ON !! Musicians from around the world gather in Toronto for the annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival with free concerts open to the public, featuring the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and participants of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. “Delightfully Baroque” on May 30 at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre; “Musical Interlude” on June 4, “Many Strings Attached” on June 5 and “TBSI Orchestras and Choirs” on June 8 at Walter Hall, University of Toronto; and the Grand Finale on June 11 at Grace Church on-the-Hill. All concerts are general admission. Free tickets for the Grand Finale must be obtained in advance and will be made available to the public Tuesday, June 6 at 10am, at the Tafelmusik box office (427 Bloor Street W). 416-964-6337 Have a summer festival you think should be included in our directory? To join the Green Pages, or for any other questions regarding advertising for your festival or related concerts, please contact Karen Ages at 416-323-2232 x26 or at 82 | May 1, 2017 - June 7, 2017

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